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NYC Marriage & Death Notices

Notices of Marriage and Deaths of Leading New York Families from 1836-1868

From 1836 to 1868, notices of the marriages and deaths of prominent New York families were clipped from newspapers by Elizabeth Denning Duer (later Elizabeth Denning Duer King by marriage), and compiled in three volumes. Ms. Duer, who died in 1900, was, according to a New York Times obituary, "one of the best known representatives of old New York society." The books came to the Library in 1903 as a gift from Duer's daughter and are currently in our rare book collection. The full contents of these volumes are transcribed on these web pages, along with page images from the actual books, making this a valuable glimpse into old New York and a unique resource for researchers and genealogists.


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